June 2019
E-Newsletter from the City of Cedar Park
Bell Boulevard Meeting
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019 6 - 8 P.M. 
PRESENTATIONS AT 6:15 P.M. & 7:15 P.M.
Get a sense for how Bell could feel, learn project updates and share input. Also meet RedLeaf Properties, the City’s development partner in bringing Bell to life.
For the latest Bell updates and news watch our most recent installment of Bell in a Nutshell at  http://destinationbellblvd.cedarparktexas.gov/videos/
4th of July Parade and Celebration
General Event Information:
Date: July 4, 2019
Parade Details:
Parade Time: 10 a.m.
Parade Route: Along Discovery Boulevard from H-E-B Center to the Recreation Center.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. The route is south on Discovery Boulevard, starting at the H-E-B Center (Discovery Boulevard and New Hope Drive) and ending at the Cedar Park Recreation Center at 1435 Main Street.
Parade entries are free, and you can choose the following link to download the  parade entry form and rules .
Celebration Details:
Celebration Time: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Celebration Location: Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard.

The event will feature live music, bingo, a washer tournament (at 4 p.m.), air castles, free watermelon and a fireworks display. Fees apply for food concessions, and carnival games and rides.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please choose the following link to download the  form .

Schedule of events:
  • 4 p.m. Washer tournament begins
  • 5 p.m. Food concessions open
  • 5 -10:30 p.m.
  • Inflatables (free)
  • Carnival rides (fees apply)
  • Carnival games (fees apply)
  •  6 p.m. Live music
  • 6:15 p.m. Free watermelon
  • 7 p.m. Bingo (free)
  • 8 p.m. Presentation of Colors/National Anthem
  • 9:15 - 9:35 p.m. Fireworks display
  • 9:40 - 10:30 p.m. "After Glow" dance
You may also cool off in Milburn Pool, which is open from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.! (Daily admission rates apply.)

Parking and road closure
Please remember to be mindful of surrounding residential areas. We encourage you to carpool if you can.
Leaving the Celebration (egress):
To help ensure a fun and safe event, we have created an  egress map  to guide you to the nearest exit after the event. Please be aware that Cypress Creek Road between El Salido Parkway and Sun Chase Boulevard will be closed from 9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Reminder: Fireworks Ban
Did you know only professional, licensed fireworks displays are allowed?
The Cedar Park Police Department will strictly enforce the fireworks ordinance. This ordinance applies to all areas within the city limits and the unincorporated areas within  5,000 feet of the city limits . Maximum fine for this offense is $2,000. For more information, contact the Cedar Park Police Department at 512-260-4600.
City Office and Facilities closures
City offices, the Cedar Park Public Library and the Cedar Park Recreation Center are open during their regular business hours on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in observance of Independence Day. Offices, the Library and the Recreation Center will re-open for their regularly-scheduled business hours on Friday, July 5. 

Trash and recycling pickup will remain on-schedule for the entire week of Monday, July 1 - including July 4. Please set out your carts as usual. If you experience any issues with trash and/or recycling pickup please contact us through CP Connect 2.0 or on our website .
Water Conservation
Know Your Watering Days
We want to help you keep your lawn healthy and green and save money.
Water just TWO DESIGNATED DAYS per week, before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Odd Addresses
on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Even Addresses
on Thursdays and Sundays

(Commercial Addresses on Tuesdays and Fridays)
Fire Station No. 5
C ity of Cedar Park officially opens Fire Station Number 5
The City of Cedar Park and Williamson County hosted the Grand Opening Ceremony for Fire Station Number 5 on Friday, May 3, 2019. The new station is located at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. It houses the Cedar Park Fire Department as well as the Williamson County EMS. At the ceremony, City and County leaders and staff were joined by chiefs, directors, firefighters and paramedics from the Cedar Park Fire Department and Williamson County EMS. It began with a blessing of the new station, the fire hose uncoupling and the station tones from emergency dispatchers and the ceremonial push of Quint 5 into the bay, to officially open the station. 
For more on City Projects, be sure to visit our City Project Updates page.
National Night Out
Fight the Bite!
What you can do
Mosquitoes breed in standing or stagnant water.  The City’s Parks and Recreation Department uses  bacillus thuringiensis  (Bt) larvicide tablets on public property (such as parks) to treat any standing water that cannot be drained. Bt is a naturally-occurring bacteria that is harmless to people and most pets but it interrupts the reproduction cycle of mosquitoes. You can find Bt for home use at most “big box” hardware retailers.  
As part of its  Fight the Bite  campaign the Health District recommends the  3 Ds  of mosquito safety. 
  • Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes or clogged gutters so mosquitoes don’t have a place to breed and treat water that can’t be drained,
  • Defend by using an EPA-approved insect repellent, and
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
In addition, the City’s Code Enforcement Division is focusing its efforts on mosquito abatement throughout the community. If you are aware of a location of stagnant water on public or private property, please report it to the City’s Code Enforcement Division via the CP Connect 2.0 app or www.cedarparktexas.gov/ReportaProblem .   
Upcoming Events
Summer Reading Club
The Cedar Park Public Library, in conjunction with the Texas State Library, is proud to present the 2019 Summer Reading Club: A Universe of Stories!  The Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Club runs from June 3 to July 26 and is open to all ages. The program begins on June 3 with a Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Park Public Library. On Monday June 3, the book fair will run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday June 4, the book fair will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog who will be available for visits and photographs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on both days during the Book Fair. 
Be sure to check out all the upcoming events at the Cedar Park Public Library!
Go Skateboarding Day
Friday, June 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Brushy Creek Sports Park
2310 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Free Event
Early Registration starts @ 5:45 p.m. (Street & Bowl)
Registration Ends at 6:45 p.m. (Street)
Registration Ends at 7:30 p.m. (Bowl) 
Street Competition begins at 7:00 p.m.
Bowl Competition begins at 8:00 p.m.
*Space is limited register early*
Waiver and helmet required to compete (Street & Bowl)
Music, food, prizes, and giveaways.
Food concessions will be available. You are welcome to bring your own ice chest and lawn chairs.  
Glass containers are prohibited.  
For information, contact parks@cedarparktexas.gov or call 512-401-5500.  
Stay in touch!
Please let us know what you would like to hear more about in the next issues. Feel free to email with questions or suggestions. You can use the CP Connect 2.0 app "general questions" section as well!
Geniene Layne, Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Community Affairs Department